Jul 27 AT 1:52 PM Taylor Wimberly 34 Comments

Teaser site goes live for T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ Android phone

T-Mobile recently tweeted that their first HSPA+ handset was going to be unveiled in the coming weeks and now a teaser site just went live. Included in the source code for the site is the codename Vanguard, which is a HTC phone spotted in the leaked T-Mobile roadmap.

The HTC Vanguard was scheduled to launch September 9th, 2010 which lines up with the end of summer target that T-Mobile announced for their first HSPA+ handset. Some sites are speculating this device could be the rumored HTC Vision/Blaze, but we will have to wait and see what gets revealed. I’m hearing the third Monday in August could be a good day for Android related announcements.

Even though T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network supports speeds up to 21 Mbps, this device has a theoretical peak capability of 14.4 Mbps.

Current rumors suggest this device will include a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, but I have a feeling something more powerful will be used. T-Mobile has started to promote their new HSPA+ network as the largest to offer 4G speeds and you can bet their first HSPA+ handset is going to be a device that will demand attention.

Check back later for a more in-depth report on what HTC and Qualcomm might have in store for T-Mobile.

Via: TmoNews

Source: T-Mobile

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  • http://Website chip chiperson

    This thing could be packing a intel I7 and 15gb of ram, but with T-mobile what good is it and who cares?

    • http://www.twitter.com/RayMatthew RayMatthew

      Haters gonna hate. d:

    • http://Website sinanovski

      ill see you on tmobile pretty soon. denial is ALWAY the first step. ;)

  • http://www.twitter.com/RayMatthew RayMatthew

    This is awesome, I guess since two years ago the g1, (may it r.i.p) was released T-Mobile is using this phone as a upgrade. If the specs are really good I might trade in my fail Cliq.

    But, I also want to want till November for the project emerald device. Hmm. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

    • http://Website larry

      I want to wait on Emerald, but Holiday money will need to be spent on others than myself. Plus if the Emerald project is supposed to be all that and a bag of chips, it will be expensive for those of us on the Even More Plus packages, or whatever they are called. The Vibrant is already $599, what would a phone the drinks the vibrants milkshake be.

      Plus what if emerald is just the iPhone :vom:

      • http://Website g1 user

        T-mobile uk has the iphone 4 so you might be right

    • http://Website Josh

      I am in the same boat. I have the original Mytouch and got it the day it came out. The phone has been trying to kill itself since then. I LOVE Android, but I cannot take much more of this laggy, slow piece of crap. I know I would love the Vibrant, but I am afraid that it will be trumped with an HSPA+ phone that is coming out in he near future. I would like to get at least a year out of a handset. Is the Vibrant worthy of the purchase or should I hold off?

      • http://Website silasfennec

        Hold off! I’m in the same boat as you and am eagerly waiting for the HSPA+ phones to roll out. If you haven’t rooted the MT3G yet, then at least do that and it will make holding out that much easier (and your phone less laggy). There should be some good choices to be made by the end of the year… I hope.

        • http://Website Josh

          I think that is exactly what I will do. If I can eliminate the lag, then I can be more patient about this.

          • http://Website G.

            Good luck, rooting the phone won’t do much of anything for the lag. Been running about 6 or 7 different builds of CM4,CM5 and CM6 over the past months and all of them have some sort of lag that’s sure to cause frustration. Other non-CM roms do the same. Personally, I find the original t-mobile 1.6 rom the best because its the most stable. May not have all the features CM does, but it WORKS.

            While CM5 has been the fastest for me, it certainly isn’t the most stable. My virtual keyboard disappears at random times when I’m trying to type something and wont pop back up for another 5-10 seconds. Even when it does, it goes away again, making any type of texting incredibly annoying. That’s one of several other issues that make the handset unresponsive. If I were you, I would upgrade to better hardware. I know I will when a good phone with a decent physical keyboard comes out.

      • http://Website Mark

        I absolutely understand your predicament. I dove in with the Vibrant because I really do think this device will be supported for a long time due to its world-wide release. that to me is more important that faster dl/ul speeds. If a device is on ATT, Sprint, Verizon, Tmo, AND in 100 other countries, it will most likely sell well enough to be supported through several Android Updates, whether Samsung/Tmo get around to it.
        My .02

  • ayocuz

    Whatever this device will be I hope it will have a ffc then ill for surely be upgrading my nexus one. I hope t mobile will be hitting us with an Tyson uppercut cause we sure deserve a knock out phone

  • http://Website J

    HTC needs to end their run of Snapdragons. They were great, but it’s time to step your game up, HTC.

    • http://Website sct

      Well, let’s hope its the dual core 1.5ghz from Quallcomm.

      • http://Website angermeans

        That’s not supposed to be coming out until Q1 or Q2 2011, but it could be the 1.3 Ghz Snapdragon rumored to be out before the end of summer. I still think that it won’t compare to the 1Ghz Hummingbird, but really nothing out right now does.

  • http://Website JD

    I bought the G1 at launch, and finally bought a Nexus 1 outright three months ago, so I still have my upgrade. Having said that, this would need to be more than a snapdragon and qwerty for me to take the plunge.

    If it was akin to the Epic over at Sprint I may consider. The N1 is just such a great phone I need to be blown away at this point.

    • http://Website aar0n

      I’m actually considering trading my nexus for the g1 blaze or emerald. I’m really bummed about my screen’s multitouch capabilities topping up at pinch-to-zoom.

      I like playing games that require more complicated controls lol

  • http://Website Derek

    Snapdragon? Fail.

  • http://Website JW

    Soooo excited that tmobile is coming out with some quality devices and upgrading their network. As long as the prices stay where they are for their plans, its a win, win, win situation.

    I too though might have to wait and see what’s up with Project Emerald. Please let it be the android qwerty keyboard succesor to the sidekick.

  • TornadoTexan

    I’m really hoping that they release some details about project emerald before the vision or whatever this phone might be is released. I’ve been waiting patiently for an Android phone with a decent QWERTY to replace my G1. Hopefully T-mobile will be quick with info, I’ve been going crazy trying to find out more.

    A now for some personal speculation:
    I don’t know if the picture on the site is just a stock image or the actual form factor of the phone, but it looks like it has an input on the side which makes me skeptical that this would have a slideout keyboard. So maybe this is a completely different phone?

  • ayocuz

    Next gen will be dual dragons how you like that?

  • http://Website Jouten

    It will be called the REVO 4G! =D

  • http://Website Luis Maldonado

    Hostname: first-hspa-smartphone.t-mobile.com
    Server: SIDEKICK-WEB02
    Time: 7/27/2010 3:30:29 PM
    Application ID: vanguard_/LM/W3SVC/74/ROOT-1-129247210804177798
    Framework Version: 0.4.1007.439

    i think this is the sidekick twist? i found this on the source code!! so what would project emrald be if this is the new sidekick?

    • http://Website G.

      Something better than a sidekick.

    • http://Website Mocha K

      might be the iphone 4…the post above said that its already out in the uk for tmobile….what a bummer.

  • http://Website Noriega713

    Can someone shed some light on this…whats the difference between this one and the project emerald?

  • http://billzilch.com Bill

    I thought the point of the HSPA+ network is that it works over the normal 3G connection so you don’t need a special phone. So what’s the point of this?

    • http://Website B

      No phones out right now support HSPA+, they just benefit from the network upgrade.

  • http://Website Reignzone

    I think that HTC and T-Mobile are both guilty when it comes to “over-hyping” a future product. The fact that between these two companies, a single name cannot be associated with this upcoming device… is a little depressing, not to mention confusing from a consumer standpoint. I hope that another leak reveals more usable information, rather than allowing for our imaginations to run wild. I’m “over” the whole cat and mouse aspect of these teaser sites.

    Fingers crossed for something epic.

  • http://Website haydn

    I say iphone, the “revolution” continues? Sounds like Apple to me.

  • http://Website Josh

    I just read about a Mytouch 3G HD phone that is coming out. This could be the HSPA+ phone that we are hearing about.

    • TornadoTexan

      I’m thinking the same thing. Looks more similar to the silhouette they’re using on the teaser site

  • http://Website Rocco76

    Funny how no one has mentioned that slight bump in the back of the silhouette. hmm can it be an Evo?

  • http://Website AndroidEyez

    First of all T-Mobile is number 1 in my book and they are about to hit us with a bunch of official android devices that are far and beyond all the previous android phones. I’m using the nexus one so far I can tell you from experience that Iphone 4, Evo, Droid X and Galaxy S can’t touch Nexus One I’m rooted with so many custom ROM’s that nobody can touch the speed, customization and style that the Nexus One brings period. As far as the next phone coming out
    it has huge shoes to fill to behind the God Father Nexus One!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m telling from experience I currently own all of the top phones out I buy phones like females buy shoes I’m addicted really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!